Another step-by-step tutorial is here. This article will teach you how to make the best fly hair wigs, and how to secure them.
This tutorial will show you how to make a custom wig that fits and doesn’t cause you headaches. These wigs look natural and people will wonder how you did it so quickly!
Wig Making Mistakes
Let me tell you about my mistake before we start how do I make a wig. Constructing a wig is one of those things that I am impatient with. Right now, I have a unit that is perfectly layered, colored, and fits right. The wig was too small, even though I was excited to make it.
I now know how to make them correctly, and I have stopped skipping steps when in a hurry. Take your time, complete each step. You can always stop and rethink your steps if you get lost. You are aware of what to do. Now it’s time for you to start Bruno Mar’s music playlist.
We are all in this together, so don’t hesitate commenting below if you have any questions.
Measuring Your Head
Let’s look at how to measure your head in order to make a properly fitting wig. A wig that fits securely is an essential step in the wig-making process.
- Spandex cap
- White pencil
- Measure tape
Spandex caps are flexible and can be sized to fit your head.
In case I have to make a particular wig, I always take my measurements. You know the story at the beginning of the article. This was the last wig that I made. To help you make the most beautiful wig, I will show you how to measure your head so you can get the right fit.
All the items listed above should be available. Make sure to style your hair the same way you’ll wear your wigs. Before you measure, you’ll need to create your foundation braids.
You can style your hair with eco-style gel if you want to. Make sure you put on the spandex cap correctly and smoothen out any buckling.
The circumference of your head will be your first measurement. Wrap your measuring tape around your head.
Note the point where the measuring tape meets. If you plan to make a u-part wig, the spandex area you leave out will not be included in your measurements.
Measure the areas where your leave-out will be for a u part wig. Because you will be pulling your hair out, the measuring tape ends will not meet.
Mark your spandex cap with a white pencil and note your measurements. Measure from the forehead to your nape. Measure your tape from the hairline to the neck using your measuring tape. You can write down the measurement so that you don’t forget.
The third measurement is taken from the top right ear to the crown of the head and the top left ear. This measurement is like a tape measure creating a headband. Now that you know what to do, take the measurement and write it down. These are the most important measurements you should take.
How to Make a Custom Sized Foam Head
This task is so much fun, you’ll need to change up your playlist. Let’s get Erykah Badu’s playlist bouncing!
Do you stretch your spandex caps by pinning them to your foam heads? You don’t need to do that anymore because I have another hack that will make your life easier.
Imagine that you have a foam head, and you want it to be the right size for you. It’s easier to make wigs with a customized foam head. This foam head can be customized to fit your needs. Simply put a spandex cap over it and you’re ready to make your wig. Grab your supplies, and let’s get to work!
Take your measurements and your styrofoam heads. You can also get clear packaging tape at the Dollar Tree for a mere buck. Draw a circle around your styrofoam heads. This will be your guideline for when you apply the tape.
Wrap the clear packing tape around the circumference and top of the styrofoam skull. Wrapping the tape around your head will create a headband. After wrapping the tape several times, stop and measure your head. The circumference of your taped styrofoam hat will match your own head circumference.
You can use the packaging tape to fill the foam head. This is because your forehead to nape measurement should match your foam head’s. Be careful not to overlap tapes around the circumference of your foam head as this could cause your wig too large.
How to Bleach Your Knots
Next, bleach your frontal to create a wig. To make a wig, bleach the knots on your frontal. Your frontal should look as natural and realistic as possible.
- Blend the bleach with your developer until the mixture is smooth. Mix the bleach and developer until it resembles a cake frosting consistency. Because you bleach the hair, not the knots, it is important that the mixture does not become too runny. You may end up coloring the roots if you’re not careful.
- To remove any tangles from the frontal, comb the hair.
- Your frontal should be turned upside down with the lace facing upwards. To catch any bleaching products that might drip through the exposed edges of the lace, place a towel underneath it. Then lightly apply the bleaching product to the cloth. Do not press the bleaching product into the lace. Instead, make a dabbing motion.
- Even if you are going to trim the lace, bleach it all. This will ensure that your lace has a uniform color. Allow the bleaching product to sit for about 30-40 minutes. To ensure that it reaches the desired color, keep an eye on it.
- After the product has been processed, rinse it out and then shampoo it with your Organix coconut conditioner. Because you have just bleached your hair, it’s important to condition it twice.
- After shampooing and conditioning your frontal, let it air dry or blow-dry.
- You can style the rest of your unit however you like!
3 Wigs You Can Make With Ease
Now that you have all the important basics to making a wig lets get to making them! I am including three different versions so that you can choose whether all or one is best for you. So let’s get into the first wig.
How to make a full wig with extensions (no closure or frontal)
My favorite iLovely Hair Extensions Brazilian Curly Hair is my first wig. This is how to make this wig.
- Hot glue gun
- Glue sticks
- Three bundles Brazilian Kinky Curly Hair
- Styrofoam head
- Shopping bag made of plastic
Let’s now get started on how to make this wig.
- Wrap your foam head in a plastic bag and then place the spandex cap inside. CAUTION! Use caution when using glue gun. Attach some extensions to the cap’s perimeter.
- Turn the cap over and glue the extensions using a circular motion. You will see a gap at the middle of the foam head as you finish the wig. You can add hair to make your wig fuller. You know me, I love big hair.
- Once you reach the middle, you can cut your extensions so they fit into the space while still using a circular pattern. Your extensions will get smaller as space becomes smaller. You can then place them one by one in a circular motion. Your wefts should point inward towards the middle of your wig. You can get impatient, but it’s okay to be patient! It will be worth it!
- Continue to glue in small pieces until the cap is completely covered. You can cover any white glue with regular hair glue. If it touches extensions, gently pull it off.
- Take the bag from the foam head, and then take it out of the inside. It will be necessary to remove the bag, but it should come out easily.
- Condition your wig. Let it air dry and you’re ready to go for your date, work or just a night with the girls.
How to Make a Wig with a Frontal and Extensions
This wig is for my frontal-loving ladies! Here are the steps to make a wig that has a frontal. This is what you’ll need:
- Wig combs
- Nylon sewing thread
- Frontal (18′-20″)
- Styrofoam Head
- Brazilian Body Wave Bundles (20″)/22″/24″)
- Real Fit Spandex Cap
Let’s now get started on how to make this wig.
- Use the instructions to tie your knots on your frontal.
- Your spandex cap should be placed on top of your styrofoam sized head.
- Flip your cap’s edge over onto the cap. The edge is the thicker part of your cap that rests on top of your forehead. Pre-thread your needles is a good idea. This helps me to stay motivated so that when I have to re-thread needles, I can take that break.
- It’s time for you to start sewing! Place your frontal on top of your capped styrofoam skull. You can verify your measurements by placing the cap on top of your head. Then, mark the top of the ears with a pencil. It will be very easy to place your frontal on your head and pin it in place. The frontal should be flush with the edge. The baby hairs shouldn’t be on the cap, but should be in front of it.
- After you have pinched it properly, gather your hair and tie it away. This will allow you to see the lace when you attach it to the cap. To sew your frontal, leave some lace at the ear. This will help to keep your frontal secure without damaging it.
- Continue sewing by using the loop-and-pull method. To secure your extension, you will need to pass your needle through your frontal and cap leaves. Sew both sides down. To prevent buckling, make sure you have your stitches close together.
- We’ll now sew the frontal back. As you sew the frontal, pull your cap back a bit to remove any buckling. This technique works well for creating a perfect fitting wig. Take your time and don’t get discouraged. Your thread should follow your needle as you sew. Keep your stitches tight and continue to stitch away from you.
- Once you have finished sewing your frontal, start sewing the extensions in your back. Make a knot at one end of the weft. Next, take your needle and thread the weft through it. Thread the cap with the needle through and tie a knot.
- Start sewing your extensions by wrapping the thread around the cap and stitching it in. This is similar to creating an enclosure for your wefts. You should not pass the needle through the weft, but instead wrap it around the cap.
- Once you reach the frontal lace, thread the needle through it and make a knot. Then continue to sew your extensions around the weft until you reach the cap. Your anchors are your corners. You can knot the thread and trim any excess thread if you run out of yarn while sewing your extensions.
- Now knot your thread. With your first stitch, sew through the cap and weft with your second knot. Next, wrap the thread around the cap and through the weft. Finally, knot it. The knots will anchor the weft and thread again, providing a foundation for extensions. You can carry on with your regular stitches after your first stitch.
- To reduce bulkiness at the top, place your wefts as you reach the top of the head and back crown. You will sew your frontal and weft together once you reach the top. Either cut off the excess spandex cap and attach a strap to the back of your wig, or leave it in. My wigs feel more secure when the cap is attached to the inside. You can do what you want, but I don’t want to see videos of your wig falling from your head because it wasn’t secured correctly.
- Attach a strap to the ear tips. It’s important to secure it but not too tightly.
How to Make a 360 Frontal Wig
The 360 frontal wig can do it all! Are you able to say “ponytails and updos”? Let’s get to it, I am so excited!
You can choose your own playlist, so be upbeat and have fun.
- Styrofoam head
- Spandex cap
- T pins
- 20″ bundles (3) Get your PLE bundles here
- 360 Frontal
We have everything we need, so let’s get started on this amazing wig!
- Get started by bleaching the frontal.
- Once the hair is dry, you can section it and trim the hair. Adjust the fit of the frontal by adjusting it.
- Attach your frontal to the styrofoam top and trim any excess lace. To make your frontal the correct circumference, you will need to overlap the excess inches as you sew it down. Securely sew the frontal.
- Use the fold-over stitch in method to sew single wefts. Start at the back of your head. Double up your wefts (which is what I recommend for the middle of the head only), by pining down your weft, taking your second weft, and sewing them together through your cap and weft. To make it all smooth, anchor your stitches onto lace as you get closer towards the frontal.
- To ensure that your extensions stay in place, make sure you knot them twice at the ends. For a snug fit, I recommend leaving the cap in place.
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